Happy New Year 2013

Stephen DeAngelis

January 1, 2013

Traditionally at the beginning of each new year one takes stock of his or her circumstances and makes resolutions that will help them become a better person. Helen Keller once stated, “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” Difficulties and challenges face everyone at some point in their life. How you deal with those challenges makes all the difference in the outcome achieved. If you think this is going to be a bad year, you’ll probably be right. If you think it’s going to be a good year, you will also probably be right. As Ms. Keller stated, “Your success and happiness lies in you.”

 

If you are looking for reasons to be optimistic, here a few:

 

Real Estate Sector Recovery

Tomer Potruch predicts “there is really no choice for house prices but to SKYROCKET in 2013. It’s not only the printing, it’s the economic recovery, the low interest rates, it’s the employment coming back, it’s business waking up, all of that together will push real estate during this year (and 2014) back to 2007 highs. This sector, especially real estate in eastern Europe and the USA will boom.” [“Predictions for 2013 — the boom and the bust,” The World’s Next Great Investing Columnist, 15 October 2012]

 

Medical Breakthroughs

Marty Nemko writes, “For the decade since the human genome was decoded, it seemed clear that breakthroughs in individualized medicine were imminent: for example, cancer treatment customized to a person’s genetic makeup. But nope, no real breakthroughs yet. However, recent exchanges with leading genetics researchers—Stanford University’s William Newsome, the Beijing Genomics Institute’s Steve Hsu, University of California’s Richard Haier, and Executive Director of the Society for Neuroscience Marty Saggese—force me to continue making my heretofore wrong prediction [that breakthroughs are imminent]. One word of career advice to the next generation of science- and math-oriented students: ‘biotech.'” [“Job Market Predictions for 2013 and Beyond, Part I,” US News, 3 December 2012]

 

Food to Get Tastier and Healthier

Boulder, Colo.-based, Sterling-Rice Group predicts “Food palates will move beyond sweet, salty and fatty to tart, acidic and bitter; Chefs will exchange butter and bacon for broth and beets to create better-for-you food that tastes good; Asian cuisine will be in the spotlight behind the spicy and fresh flavors of Thailand, Vietnam and Korea; Vegetables will get their chance to star as the main dish; … The number of local artisans will increase, making it easier to think globally without the travel; Small plates for sharing will be replaced with smaller, singular servings of meat, veggies or starches for a truly customized dining experience; Look for fruit used with savory flavors, incorporated as appetizers, soups and alongside meat dishes; From gluten-free to vegan, more restaurants will offer all-inclusive menus and services to accommodate all consumers’ Popcorn will be the ‘snack of the year,’ and will be served sweet or savory, in ice cream, as croutons and everywhere in-between.” [“Trending: Food predictions for 2013,” by Alicia Kelso, FastCasual.com, 7 November 2012]

 

The Movie “Lincoln” Could Bring Home the Gold

Most critics seem to agree that Daniel Day-Lewis is the odds on favorite for winning his third Oscar. The movie should also garner a nomination for Best Picture. Sally Field is likely to be nominated as Best Supporting Actress and Tommy Lee Jones as Best Supporting Actor. Other likely nominations include: Michael Kahn, Best Film Editing; John Williams, Best Original Score; Best Make-up and Hairstyling; Joanna Johnston, Best Costume Design; Rick Carter, Jim Erickson & Peter T. Frank, Best Production Design; Janusz Kaminski, Best Cinematography; Tony Kushner, Best Adapted Screenplay; and, of course, Steven Spielberg, Best Director. Speaking of Spielberg, the famous movie director, once said, “All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.”

 

Those are just a few good things coming your way. My wish for you this coming year is that you become the person you want to become and achieve the things you want to achieve. From all of us at Enterra Solutions®, may you have a happy and prosperous New Year.